PCB (polychlorinated biphenils) and impact on the enviroment

Vucić, Matej (2012) PCB (polychlorinated biphenils) and impact on the enviroment. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Polychlorinated biphenils (PCBs) are group of chemical compunds synthesised in laboratory in 1920s. Building chemical elements are carbon, hydogen and chlorine, which can create 209 different PCB compunds. They were widely used in mid-20th century as lubricants, pesticides, dielectric and coolant fluids. Due to their high toxicity, persistency in the enviroment (they are very stable compounds), capability of bioaccumulation and biomagnification, they were recognized as persistent organic pollutants and banned by the United States Congres in 1979., and by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 9
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 11:22
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2998

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